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full name of the regatta, the
inclusive dates from
measurement or the practice
race until the final race or
closing ceremony, the name of
the organizing authority, and
the city and country.


SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

1         RULES
1.1*      The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.



1.2       The prescriptions of the Royal Dutch Yachting Association will apply .


1.3*      The ‘Rules for Championships Sailing and Windsurfing’ will apply.


1.4       Racing rule(s) _____ will be changed as follows: _____.



1.5       Rule(s) _____ of the _____ class rules is (are) changed as follows: _____ .

1.6       If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.

2         NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
          Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located at _____.

3         CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
          Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take
          effect, except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day
          before it will take effect.

4         SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1       Signals made ashore will be displayed at _____.

4.2       When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than _____ minutes’
          in the race signal AP.
4.3       When flag Y is displayed ashore, rule 40.1 applies at all times while afloat. This changes
          the Part 4 preamble.

5         SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1*      Dates of racing:
          Date               Class ____          Class ____
          _____              racing              racing
          _____              racing              reserve day
          _____              reserve day         racing
          _____              racing              racing
          _____              racing              racing

5.2*      Number of races:
       Class            Number                Races per day
       _____            _____                 _____
       _____            _____                 _____

       (a)     Reserve days may be used if races are not completed as scheduled or if the race
               committee considers it unlikely that races will be completed as scheduled.

       (b)     One extra race per day may be sailed, provided that no class becomes more than
               one race ahead of schedule.


5.3*   The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is _____.

5.4    When there has been a long postponement and when more than one race (or sequence of
       races, for two or more classes) will be held on the same day, the warning signal for the first
       race and each succeeding race will be made as soon as practicable.
       To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, an orange flag will be
       displayed with one sound for at least four minutes before a warning signal is displayed.

5.5    On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after _____.

6*     CLASS FLAGS
       Class flags will be:
       Class                    Flag
       _____                    _____
       _____                    _____
       _____                    _____

7      RACING AREAS
       Attachment _____ shows the location of racing areas.

8      THE COURSES
8.1*   The diagrams in Attachment _____ show the courses, including the approximate angles
       between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark
       is to be left. [The approximate course length will be _____.]

8.2    No later than the warning signal, the race committee signal boat will display the
       approximate compass bearing of the first leg.

8.3    When there is a gate, boats shall sail between the gate marks from the direction
       of the previous mark and round either gate mark.


9      MARKS
9.1*   Marks 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be _____.

(OR)

9.1*   Marks 1, 2, 3, 4S and 4P will be _____.



9.2    New marks, as provided in instruction 12.1, will be _____.

9.3*   The starting and finishing marks will be _____.
9.4     A race committee boat signalling a change of a leg of the course is a mark as provided in
        instruction 12.2.



10      AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS
        The following areas are designated as obstructions: _____.
11      THE START
11.1    Races will be started by using rule 26 with the warning signal given _____ minutes before
        the starting signal.
(OR)
11.1    Races will be started by using rule 26 with the following addition:
        An attention signal (flag F with one sound) will be made five minutes before the warning
        signal for the first class to start. The race committee will designate the course to be sailed
        before or with the attention signal. Flag F will be removed with one sound one minute
        before the warning signal. This changes rule 27.1.
(OR)

11.1    Races will be started as follows: _____. This changes rule 26.


11.2*   The starting line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the starting marks.
(OR)
11.2*   The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the starting
        mark at the starboard end and the port-end starting mark.
(OR)
11.2*   The starting line will be _____.

11.3    Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area.

11.4    A boat starting later than _____ minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not
        Start. This changes rule A4.

11.5    If any part of a boat’s hull, crew or equipment is on the course side of the starting line
        during the two minutes before her starting signal, the race committee will display flag V. It
        will be displayed until all boats have sailed completely to the pre-start side, but not after the
        starting signal.

12      CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
12.1    To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will move the original mark (or
        the finishing line) to a new position.
(OR)
12.1    To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or move the
        finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent
        change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.

12.2    Except at a gate, boats shall pass between the race committee boat signalling the change
        of the next leg and the nearby mark, leaving the mark to port and the race committee boat
        to starboard. This changes rule 28.1.
13*     THE FINISH
        The finishing line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the finishing marks.
(OR)
        The finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the finishing mark at
        the starboard end and the port-end finishing mark.
(OR)
        The finishing line will be _____.

14      PENALTY SYSTEM
14.1    Reserve

14.2    For the _____ class(es) rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that only one turn, including
        one tack and one gybe, is required.

14.3    A boat that has taken a penalty under rule 31.2 or 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgment
        form at the race office within the protest time limit.



14.4    As provided in rule 67, the [protest committee] [jury] may, without a hearing, penalize a
        boat that has broken rule 42.
(OR)
14.4    Appendix P will apply as changed by instruction(s) 14.2
15      TIME LIMITS

15.1*   Time limits are as follows:
        Class               Time limit                Mark 1
                                                      time limit
        _____               _____                     _____
        _____               _____                     _____
        _____               _____                     _____

        If no boat has passed Mark 1 within the Mark 1 time limit the race will be abandoned.

15.2    Boats failing to finish within _____ after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be
        scored Did Not Finish. This changes rules 35 and A4.

16      PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
16.1    Protest forms are available at the race office. Protests shall be delivered there within the
        protest time limit.

16.2    For each class, the protest time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat has finished the last
        race of the day. [The same time limit applies to protests by the race committee and [protest
        committee] [jury] about incidents they observe in the racing area and to requests for
        redress. This changes rules 61.3 and 62.2.]

16.3    Notices will be posted within 30 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of
        hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the jury
        room, located at _____, beginning at _____.


16.4    Notices of protests by the race committee or [protest committee] [jury] will be posted to
        inform boats under rule 61.1(b).

16.5    A list of boats that, under instruction 14.4, have acknowledged breaking rule 42 or have
        been disqualified by the [protest committee] [jury] will be posted before the protest time
        limit.

16.6    Breaches of instructions 11.3, 14.3, 18, 19.2, 22, 23 and 24 will not be grounds for a
        protest by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breaches may be less than
        disqualification if the [protest committee] [jury] so decides.

16.7    On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered
        (a)   within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the
              decision on the previous day;
        (b)   no later than 30 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the
              decision on that day.
        This changes rule 66.

16.8    Decisions of the [protest committee] [jury] will be final as provided in rule 70.4.

17      SCORING
17.1    Reserve

17.2*   Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

17.3    (a)   When fewer than five races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the
              total of her race scores.

        (b)   When from _____ to _____ races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be
              the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.


        (c)   When _____ or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the
              total of her race scores excluding her two worst scores.



18      SAFETY REGULATIONS
18.1    Check-out and check-in: _____.

18.2    A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

19      REPLACEMENT OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT
19.1    Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the [race
        committee] [protest committee] [jury].

19.2    Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless approved by the race
        committee. Requests for substitution shall be made to the committee at the first reasonable
        opportunity.



20      EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
        A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and
        sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee measurer
        to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.

21      OFFICIAL BOATS
        Official boats will be marked as follows: _____.


22      SUPPORT BOATS
22.1    Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats
        are racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats
        have finished or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or
        abandonment.

22.2    Support boats shall be marked with _____.

23      HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
     Keel boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the
     terms of prior written permission of the race committee.

24   DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS
     Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used
     around keel boats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the
     regatta.

25   RADIO COMMUNICATION
     A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio
     communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile tele-
     phones.


26   PRIZES
     Prizes will be given as follows: _____.
     The winning boat earns de title Dutch Champion.


27   DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
     Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4,
     Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage
     or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the
     regatta.


28   INSURANCE
     Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a
     minimum cover of Euro,500.000 per event or the equivalent.
ADDENDUM A
ILLUSTRATING THE COURSE

Shown here are diagrams of course shapes. Any course can be similarly shown. When there is more
than one course, prepare a separate diagram for each course and state how each will be signalled.

                                   FINISH




                               1




                               2




                                START
Options for this course include
(1)     increasing or decreasing the number of laps,
(2)     deleting the final windward leg,
(3)     using a gate instead of a leeward mark,
(4)     using an offset mark at the windward mark, and
(5)     using the leeward and windward marks as starting and finishing marks.




                           A Windward-Leeward-Triangle Course

                              Start – 1 – 2 – 3 – 1 – 3 – Finish

                                                      FINISH




                                                  45°


                                                  1




                     90°
                      2




                                                  3


                                                45°



                                                   START
        Options for this course include
        (1)     increasing or decreasing the number of laps,
        (2)     deleting the last windward leg,
        (3)     varying the interior angles of the triangle (45º–90º–45º and 60º–60º–60º are
                common),
        (4)    using a gate instead of a leeward mark for downwind legs (but not reaches).

        (5)     using an offset mark at the beginning of downwind legs (but not reaches), and
        (6)     using the leeward and windward marks as starting and finishing marks.
        Be sure to specify the interior angle at each mark.




                                               Trapezoid Courses
Start – 1 – 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – Finish                   Start – 1 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 –Finish




                                 60°
                                       1                                                 60°   1




    2                                                          2
  120°                                                        120°




                                                                                               4

  120°                                                        120°
    3                                                          3

                                       START                                                   START


    FINISH                                                     FINISH
      Options for these courses include
      (1)     adding additional legs,
      (2)     using gates instead of leeward marks for downwind legs (but not reaches),
      (3)     varying the interior angles of the reaching legs,
      (4)     using an offset mark at the beginning of downwind legs (but not reaches), and
      (5)     finishing boats upwind rather than on a reach.
              Be sure to specify the interior angle of each reaching                       leg.   It   is
              recommended that Mark 4 be different from the starting mark.




      ADDENDUM B
      BOATS PROVIDED BY THE ORGANIZING AUTHORITY

      The following sailing instruction is recommended when all boats will be provided by the
      organizing authority. It can be changed to suit the circumstances. When used, it should be
      inserted after instruction 3.

4     BOATS
4.1   Boats will be provided for all competitors, who shall not modify them or cause them to be
      modified in any way except that
      (a)     a compass may be tied or taped to the hull or spars;
      (b)     wind indicators, including yarn or thread, may be tied or taped anywhere on the
              boat;
      (c)     hulls, centreboards and rudders may be cleaned, but only with water;
      (d)     adhesive tape may be used anywhere above the water line; and
      (e)     all   fittings  or    equipment      designed     to   be        adjusted     may        be
              adjusted, provided that the class rules are complied with.

4.2   All equipment provided with the boat for sailing purposes shall be in the boat while afloat.

4.3   The penalty for not complying with one of the above instructions will be disqualification
      from all races sailed in which the instruction was broken.

4.4   Competitors shall report any damage or loss of equipment, however slight, to the
      organizing authority’s representative immediately after securing the boat ashore. The
      penalty for breaking this instruction, unless the [protest committee] [jury] is satisfied that the
      competitor made a determined effort to comply, will be disqualification from the race most
      recently sailed.

4.5   Class rules requiring competitors to be members of the class association will not apply.

				
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